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  1. David Reeves

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    FROM SAVILE ROW TO NYC
    From a working-class town outside of Manchester, David Reeves was never satisfied with the ordinary. At the age of 19 he joined the Savile Row house Gieves & Hawkes and learned the fine art of bespoke tailoring.

    Over the next 11 years he worked his way up in the tailoring business, refining his eye and talents under Richard James of Savile Row and Timothy Everest amongst others. He personally consulted, fitted and managed the make up of garments for many high profile clients, including the last two British Prime Ministers, members of the English Aristocracy, and “Pop Royalty” such as Elton John, Paul Weller, Bryan Ferry, Nick Cave and Paul McCartney.

    In 2007 at the age of 30 he moved to New York and established his own business: “Reeves”

    Reeves is a true bespoke tailoring house. Focused exclusively on only quality bespoke work, bench made locally in New York.

    While The Reeves house style has a naturally strong Savile Row heritage, David also constantly seeks out new and innovative luxury cloths which add a distinct, creative finish to his “unapologetically English tailoring”.

    In other words, just what you were looking for.

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    Appointments at:
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    Suite 504 New York 10003

    Call: 917 783 2270
    or Email: [email protected]

    See more at: REEVES-NYC.com
     
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  2. YRR92

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    Where's the MTM made?
     


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    Made by Trinity in China. MTM made in England or the U.S doesn't work at that price point, if you want to make a quality garment. Bespoke work is still made locally of course.

    The suit pictured in the ad is an actual MTM so you can get a nice English style with this system. For $1500 I am also offering Dormeuil Amadeus and some Barberis cloths.
     
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  4. David Reeves

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    I am now on Instagram.

    http://instagram.com/davidreevesbespoke

    Handle is davidreevesbespoke

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    Cutting table at the union shop in Queens I work with.

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    No photoshop just a filter and very clean tailoring.

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    3 button suits, doing more and more of these lately.

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    Client wearing finished Bespoke suit at the shop.

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    Inspiration wall.
     
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  5. Wade

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    How wide are the wide lapels for MTM? 4.25? 4.5?
     


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    As wide as you like.
     


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    That's a very fair price. Does that $1K price apply to overcoatings as well?
     
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    Yes, the MTM can do a chesterfield style quite nicely. Anything more unusual would have to be bespoke.
     


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    A "Top maker" Bespoke overcoat with try on pictures:

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    Nice.

    I assume 'chesterfield' would be inclusive of a DB overcoat w/o the velvet collar? Or is only the traditional fly-front SB possible w/ the MTM program?
     


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    I don't have a DB coat model for the MTM but I could do something like this nicely, with or without velvet collar:

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    This is a Bespoke make coat with a Dormeuil wool and Cashmere cloth, it would run at $2750. The MTM would be similar but would have less hand work and a less expensive cloth.
     
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    What's the general range for MTM overcoats?
     
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    Usually MTM coats are about $1500-$2000

    Bespoke are $2500-$3250 (include high end cloths as standard)

    Top Maker Bespoke are $3500-$4000 (include higher end cloths as standard)

    The MTM coats usually run at $2000 when someone uses a high end cloth in the construction. If you wanted to do this, you could still take a 1/3rd off during the course of the offer.
     


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    David, what's the difference between bespoke and top maker bespoke?
     


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    The Bespoke involves patterns being made and stored and a lot of handwork, its a high end suit made in a local union shop. Generally I do not do a raw try on with this make, although I do fittings starting with a slip on fitting. I use cloths like Dormeuil Amadeus, Loro Piana Tasmanian and H Lesser as standard at this price point.

    The Top maker is the best garment my company can make and is comparable to a high end Savile Row bespoke garment. These suits are made locally by bench tailors I work with (they usually work from home). Everything is hand stitched except the long seams. Each suit takes two weeks of skilled labor to produce involving several try ons, I allocate a particular cutter and tailor to each client to create the best result, so for example I would give the linen or silk suit to my Italian tailor. There is access to even more luxurious cloths at the base price of Top Maker.

    The term Top Maker is a Savile Row term. If we wanted to make the bespoke piece extra special for say a royal, we would give the job to the "Top Maker", who was the best tailor working for the house.
     
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